Walt Disney World

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

As spring begins, an event blooms in Epcot - the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! From March through May, garden spaces blossom throughout the theme park. From vibrant colors in Future World to various topiary displays in the shape of your favorite characters, there is much to explore. A recent addition to the festival are outdoor kitchens [...]

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Hidden Secrets

There are many perks to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during your runDisney race weekend. Transportation, Extra Magic Hours, parking, and much more - along with the Disney magic throughout your stay. Yet many don't know about some of the "hidden secrets" that these resorts also offer! While some of these items [...]

New Balance Running Trails at Walt Disney World

Even though most of us head down to Walt Disney World for a runDisney race (or four), there may be a time when you visit and a race is not involved. There also may be the need for a quick shakeout run before or after your big race. Thankfully, Walt Disney World has many fantastic running [...]

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

A few months ago, Megan and her husband enjoyed a week-long vacation in Walt Disney World. One of the restaurants they went to was Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Out of all of the restaurants they ate at, this was one they couldn't stop talking about. Fast-forward to Megan & Krista's Princess Half Marathon Weekend trip and [...]

Choosing your Walt Disney World Resort Room Type

When planning your runDisney trip, it's easy to focus on which resort to choose. However, once you choose your resort - it's time to focus on the room type! Each resort offers various room types, including different views or room sizes. Here is a look at some of the options to choose from! Regular Rooms When [...]

The Pros and Cons of runDisney Challenges

It started with the Goofy Challenge. Those brave (or goofy) enough to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon on Saturday morning, followed by the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday morning during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. For over 10 years, runners have been earning their extra medal with a smile on their [...]

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

During the holidays, there is a lot of extra magic to experience at Walt Disney World! One of the favorites is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held from mid-November through late December. This ticketed event occurs multiple evenings each week. Officially beginning at 7 pm, Magic Kingdom is closed to everyone but those attending this [...]

runDisney Release: Second runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Coming to Walt Disney World

Photo: © Disney LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (Aug. 25, 2015) – runDisney is summoning the Force today to announce another Star Wars-inspired intergalactic journey, this time to the dark side. The “Star Wars Half Marathon – the Dark Side” enters the galaxy April 14-17, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and pays homage to [...]

Recreational Fun at Walt Disney World

As runners, we enjoy staying active. Thankfully, there are many ways to do just that at Walt Disney World! And for those who want to include the entire family, or do something other than run, there are plenty of options throughout the resort hotels. Running Trails - For those who need to get in a [...]

New Ways to Celebrate at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney has been undergoing a large refurbishment for over a year as it transforms into Disney Springs. The good news is that the new aspects are now starting to become a reality! The Landing, which is located between the Marketplace and West Side (formerly Pleasure Island) already has a few stores and dining areas [...]

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

From mid-September to early November, there is a party that you won't want to miss at Walt Disney World! Mickey has invited his friends, and maybe even a few villains to his not-so-scary Halloween party! This ticketed event occurs multiple evenings each week. Officially beginning at 7 pm, Magic Kingdom is closed to everyone but [...]

Best Walt Disney World Resort Pools

Vacations at Walt Disney World usually include a lot of time on-the-go as you explore the theme parks. During your runDisney racecation, you may be spending a little more time relaxing than usual. That may mean spending more time at the pool! Here is a look at a few of the best pools at the Walt [...]

All You Need to Know about the runDisney Dopey Challenge

In 2014, over 6100 runners participated in the greatest runDisney challenge yet - the Dopey Challenge. There may have been some blood, a few tears, a lot of sweat, but most importantly, there were most definitely smiles! So for those who are signed up for the 2015 Dopey Challenge, or are considering tackling this beast in [...]

Behind-the Scenes-Tours at Walt Disney World

If you are a Disney enthusiast, a behind-the-scenes tour is a great way to celebrate your race achievement. Although it does mean more time on your feet, you will be able to experience the parks in a whole new way. There are over 15 tours to choose from throughout the four theme parks. From the [...]

To Park Hop or Not to Park Hop

A runDisney race weekend can be fast and furious. Between traveling, the Expo, the race and celebrating, there may not be a whole lot of time to hit the parks! So when determining your park plans, one question remains - to park hop or not to park hop? Ultimately, this decision depends on many factors. [...]